Tuesday, February 26, 2013


...means "women" in the Bambara language. I visited a vegetable garden project in Zelabougou, Mali and everywhere I went one common theme manifested itself in the outskirts of Bamako and beyond; women are everywhere and women do most if not all the work. Most women I spoke with had 7 kids on average, tended the land and ran the household. Some worked other jobs beyond that. I was told all the man was required to do was provide a bag of rice to his family each month. This huge workload doesn't stop them from pursuing the hope of providing a better future for their children through education.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, talk about gaining perspective! Kudos to you for visiting them and sharing this here.